I got mine at Christmas and actually was very sceptical of paying the $300 as I would never buy a regular vaccuum for that price. I have a dog that sheds all the time. I always had hair balls in every corner. Not anymore! I have it programed to run daily when I leave for work. When I come home, it is neatly tucked back into the charging station. I LOVE it! In just the month that I have used it, I can't believe the dust and dirt it picks up too. I have hardwood floors and throw rugs and carpeting in the family room and it has no problem adjusting to the different heights in transitioning between rooms. It is INCREDIBLE!! It is worth spending the money! Very pleased with my purchase! Thank you!